Globe-trotting U.S. special ops forces have already been deployed to 137 nations in 2017.
‘We operate and fight in every corner of the world’ boasts General Raymond Thomas – the chief of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM).
‘On a daily basis we sustain a deployed or forward stationed force of approximately 8,000 across 80-plus countries.
They are conducting the entire range of SOF missions in both combat and non-combat situations’.”
Those numbers however only hint at the true size and scope of this global special ops effort.
Last year, America’s most elite forces conducted missions in 138 countries — roughly 70% of the nations on the planet – according to figures supplied to TomDispatch by U.S. Special Operations Command.
Halfway through 2017 U.S. commandos have already been deployed to an astonishing 137 countries – according to SOCOM spokesman Ken McGraw.